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February 16th, 2007
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About that one-word meme
To all of my friends asking me to describe them in one word, I have to say that when I try to think about how to answer that question, the one word that comes to mind is "sadistic" -- for imposing the torture of trying to distill you to a single word that says something meaningful. If I can describe you in just one word you probably don't belong on my flist. I'm posting this in my own journal, rather than as a reply, because if I just responded with that one word you'd probably be hurt, and if I explained myself I'd be "cheating".

Perhaps if I were more a poet, it wouldn't seem both painful and futile at the same time. Or maybe it's just something wrong with me, but this isn't a puzzle I enjoy.

If you feel like describing me, feel free to do so, in one word or many.


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Date:February 17th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
Well, I certainly don't think that any of the friends who've answered my meme think *only* that one word about me! I don't expect that at all. I'm just kind of enjoying people thinking of a word that stands out to them to describe me. Maybe they have to choose from a dozen that stand out - if they answer differently the next time I do it (if I do it again), I won't hold them to that first one word shot.
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Date:February 17th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
Its all good, Phil.
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Date:February 17th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)

Now, do I mean vocal range or fish?

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Date:February 17th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)

Re: About that one-word meme

completely with you. and no, there's nothing wrong with you for not liking any particular lj-memes.
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Date:February 17th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
I personally didn't interpret to mean that you couldn't explain your word choice. Nor do I really think that it means there's really only a single word that sums me (or anyone else) up. I'm taking it to mean more that there is a word/trait/whatever that people associate with me (or I with them.)

Which means, of course, that in your case it'd have to be tigertoy. *Grin* What, you mean I can't just make a word up and use it? Hmmphf.
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